October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016
Posted on 10/06/2016

LEWIS CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
Un-Official Minutes


Call to Order: Board President Dorene Scheffel called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 pm. At roll call, the following board members responded as present: Mrs. Bruun, Mr. Hendrix, Mr. Stoufer, Mr. Weilage and Mrs. Scheffel. Ms. Adkins and Mr. Livingston were absent.

Administrators: Dr. Mark Schweer, Dr. Joel Beyenhof, Dave Black, Jeff Carper, Kim Jones and Dale Kreher

Guest in attendance: Josh Allen, Jen McDaniel, Krystal Sidzyik and Angie Stoufer

Approve Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, second by Mrs. Bruun, that the agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Commendations/Good News:
• Dr. Schweer welcomed Krystal Sidzyik, the new education reporter from The Daily Nonpareil.
• Dr. Beyenhof reported that Homecoming week went very well.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Consent Agenda: Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the consent agenda be approved as presented. Discussion: The Consent Agenda included: Minutes from the September 19, 2016 Board Meeting. Administrative Recommendations – Personnel: Classified Approval to Employ: Jaden Brouse – MS Level II SpEd Para. Classified Resignations: Michael Kenkel – Bus Driver, Sydney Wiese – MS SpEd Para, Laura Sturm – TH SpEd Para. Pay or Hour work time increase/decrease – Jim Campos, Bus Driver, Austin Staton – Food Worker. Appointments – Laurie Thies – Level I Investigator, Dave Black – Alternate Level I Investigator. High School Library Fund Raising Request Form. Carried: 5-0

Reports
Mr. Black presented to the Board a very preliminary look at certified enrollment, which needs to be submitted by October 15th. He will discuss the final numbers at a later date.

Discussion Items
7.01 First Reading of Several Policies
#703 Drug and Alcohol Testing Program (last reviewed 09/19/11)
Questions centered around the need for Social Security numbers on the various required forms. Do other drivers of school vehicles (parents, volunteers) need to be tested if involved in an accident?
#704 Safety Policy (last reviewed 09/19/11)

7.02 Go Open – Online Resources
Go Open is a campaign from the US Department of Education to encourage states and school districts to use openly licensed resources (OERs) to replace some of their textbooks. Josh Allen, Technology Integration Specialist, shared information about what Go Open would look like in our school district.

7.03 Graduation Venue for 2017
There has been conversation among the High School Administration and some parents regarding the possibility of a venue change for graduation in order to accommodate all those that wish to attend the graduation ceremony. Dr. Beyenhof has put together a list of pros and cons for your consideration. The site that is being considered is the MAC (they are holding the date for us). The date for this year’s graduation is Sunday, May 28. The total cost including set‐up at the MAC is $5,898. Dr. Beyenhof attended the meeting.

7.04 Technology Purchases
We have been working with IP Pathways (Omaha and Des Moines offices) to re‐design our core data network to eliminate bottlenecks and at the same time replace several of our oldest switches. The initial phase of the design extended a 10GB core backbone from the Middle School to both the High School and Titan Hill, and provided for extending that 10GB backbone to the main tech closets at the Middle School. It also provided for an initial redesign of the wireless network. This proposal is the second phase of the work and will address the networks at the ERC, Operations, wireless bridge connectivity to Kreft, extend the 10GB backbone at the HS to all but one closet, and clean up any remaining core routing issues that have been affecting connectivity between buildings for both data and phone services.

We sought bids for 25 replacement desktop workstations for the PLTW labs to complete the required upgrades that were started this past summer. We used the recommended specifications from PLTW. These computers are powerful and have to be able to run a variety of business‐class engineering, architecture and modeling programs.

With larger student numbers at grades 6 and 9 we have found ourselves short several times for loaner Chromebooks. I am proposing that we purchase 50 additional devices for use in these grades.

7.05 SBRC Application for Special Education Deficit
“A district may request allowable growth and supplemental aid for a negative special education balance for the current school year. The supplemental aid payment will be calculated by the Department of Management after all special education balances have been finalized. If a district has a positive special education balance, they do not have the ability to request allowable growth and supplemental aid.”
Our special education deficit for the 2015/2016 school year is: $146,489.48.
Our special education deficit for the 2014/2015 school year is: $518,701.50.

Comments & Suggestions: None

Action Items
9.01 First Reading of Several Policies
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve policies #703 & #704 on first reading. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.02 Go Open – Online Resources
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors approve the district’s participation in using the Go Open resources. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.03 Graduation Venue for 2017
Mrs. Bruun moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move the May 28, 2017 graduation to the Mid-American Center. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.04 Technology Purchases
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mrs. Bruun, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors accept the bid from IP Pathways for network re-design and configuration totaling $15,360, the bid from RTI for PLTW computers totaling $26,913.00, and the bid from RTI for 50 hp 11 G5 chromebooks totaling $13,100.00. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.05 SBRC Application for Special Education Deficit
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Board of Directors of Lewis Central Community School District approves the SBRC request for allowable growth and supplemental aid in the amount of $146,489.48 for the 2015‐2016 Special Education deficit balance. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

7.06 Possible Sale of District Real Estate (Closed Session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (j))
At 7:50 p.m. Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors move into Closed Session per Iowa Code Section 21.5(j), to discuss the possible sale of District Real Estate. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

At 8:20 p.m. Mrs. Bruun moved, seconded by Mr. Hendrix, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors return to Open Session. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

9.06 Resolution of Intent to Sell District Property / Set Date for Public Hearing
Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Weilage, that the Lewis Central Board of Directors set a public hearing to discuss the sale of 28.23 acres of real estate on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Discussion: None Carried: 5-0

Information/Future Items

*Regular School Board Meeting – October 17, 2016
With no further business before them, at 8:25 pm, Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, to adjourn the meeting. By voice vote, all were in favor.

With no further business before them, at 8:25 pm, Mr. Hendrix moved, seconded by Mr. Stoufer, to adjourn the meeting.  By voice vote, all were in favor.

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